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IT Industry Business Confidence Report H1 2016

Summary Respondents feel that the current state of the economy will remain stable and identify the Rest of the World and Asia-Pacific regions as having more favorable opportunities with regard to economic conditions. Additionally, an increase in customer confidence towards the IT industry is attributed to growing technology needs from organizations, strengthening IT budget allocations, rising significance towards online/digital presence, and innovation in areas of cloud computing and big data. Over the next six months, the industry will increase its expenditure on new product development and mergers... 

OTT Services: Collaborative Regulation Can Promote Internet Neutrality

Summary The explosive growth of over-the-top (OTT) services has disrupted the telecommunications market by boosting competition and by creating a phenomenal traffic load on the transport pipes of ISPs. Network providers are using traffic differentiation to manage the increased volume and distribute the cost of additional capacity, which has raised equal-access concerns among online content and service providers and consumers. As many governments around the world strive to address the issue, regulators are grappling with how to maintain Internet equality without discouraging sector growth. Key Findings The... 

Cloud Services in Asia Pacific: Global Consolidation and Evolving Provider Specialization

Synopsis ‘Cloud Services in Asia Pacific: Global Consolidation and Evolving Provider Specialization,’ a Telecom Insider Report by Pyramid Research, analyzes the market for cloud services in Asia-Pacific. It provides an overview of how the cloud market is evolving in the Asia-Pacific region and in global market to cater to the rising demand of innovative cloud services. The report provides a detailed analysis of market drivers that are motivating enterprises to adopt cloud along with study of evolution of ecosystem between cloud providers and adjacent industries. The report is organized... 

Carrier digital communications: Agility in innovative use cases will maximize service provider opportunities

Summary Over the top (OTT) messaging leaders are rapidly evolving their key mobile messaging application interfaces to new voice and video communications, with revenue dilution implications for carriers worldwide. The progress made in mobile IP voice and video this year alone from key OTT players such as Facebook and Google is a clear indication of heightened mobile communications competitive pressure from these new players in 2016 and beyond. Operator have picked up the pace with the deployment of new digital communications technologies such as VoLTE ,Wi-Fi Calling and WebRTC.  Despite its slow... 

Cloud Services in Europe: Trends in Ecosystem Development and Services Integration

Synopsis ‘Cloud Services in Europe: Trends in Ecosystem Development and Services Integration,’ a Telecom Insider Report by Pyramid Research, analyzes the market for cloud services in Europe. It provides an overview of the market trends in the cloud market such as recent innovation, investments by telco and cloud service providers, increasing adoption by enterprises etc. The report provides a detailed analysis of market drivers that are accelerating adoption of cloud service and facilitating innovative in the cloud industry. The report is organized as follows: Market context: This section... 

Insight Report: Competition in Mobile Payments – Apple, Samsung, Android, Alipay and PayPal

Synopsis Timetric’s ‘Insight Report: Competition in Mobile Payments – Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay, Alipay and PayPal’ analyzes the competitive landscape of the mobile payments industry. The report also discusses in detail the key success factors for a mobile payment solution to gain market traction, and where the current solutions stand. Developments such as integration of payments into products offered by consumer technology companies, and expansion of contactless technology are encouraging growth in in-store proximity mobile payments. At the same time, the emergence of... 

Mobile Money – Emerging Trends, Growth Drivers and Future Outlook

Summary Even though organizations within telecom industry are concerned about security and privacy issues and lack of awareness about mobile money, increasing penetration of smartphones and internet, preference for cashless transactions and growing e-commerce will push mobile money usage over the next two years. Globally, investment on mobile money services is anticipated to increase by 22.2% during the next two years which will result in revenue share of mobile money reaching towards 9% in the coming two years. Asia and Africa are expected to offer significant growth for mobile money over the... 

Ecuador: Long-awaited 4G Spectrum Allocation Spurs Competition and Investment in Telecoms Infrastructure.

Summary Ecuador’s telecom and pay-TV market will generate $3.4bn in service revenue in 2015, a small increase from $3.3bn in 2014. With the ninth largest population in Latin America, Ecuador is home to the eight largest telecom services market in the region. Prevailing weaker consumer spending due tougher economic environment stemming from low oil prices, will result in a slight decrease in telecom revenue in 2016. We expect growth to resume in 2017 as oil prices and thus the economy progressively recover. More specifically, Pyramid Research expects Ecuador’s telecom services market... 

Strategic Focus Report – Green IT and virtualization ; Technology and market trends

Summary As the global economic conditions continue to be fragile, enterprises are increasingly investing in virtualization technologies to reap certain cost benefits and streamline their operations; this is set to present significant opportunities for existing virtualization vendors and other ICT vendors who are looking to enter the market. As the technology reaches maturity and customers gain familiarity with it, organizations will start to leverage virtualization to solve far more than simple consolidation challenges. Key Findings Consolidation is one of the most prominent trends in the virtualization... 

ICT investment trends in telco/service providers ; Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2016

Summary The rise in the use of wireless technologies in the context of stiff competition within the telecoms industry is driving telcos to explore and invest in emerging technologies such as network functions, virtualization, data centers, and virtual private cloud, among others Key Findings Kable’s survey shows that in order to harness potential benefits including consumer satisfaction, enhanced revenue streams, and cost savings, telcos are actively investing in core technology areas. With respect to investments in the core areas of ICT expenditure, including hardware, software, and IT... 
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